Welcome back for Day Six, everyone!

Our featured participant today is Kevin O’Conner, who struggled at first with our Day 5 prompt, but came up with a great poem, well-seeded with seed names.

Today’s featured poet in translation is Burma’s Ma Ei. Very little of her work is available in English, but you’ll find two poems at the link above, and two more here. In fact, it’s quite hard to find English translations of contemporary Burmese poets – a testament to the isolation that the country has faced as a result of long years of military dictatorship and civil war. However, you may be interested in checking out this short film, showcasing the work of contemporary Burmese poets, including Ma Ei, as well as this interview with James Byrne, editor of a recent anthology of Burmese poetry, which includes Ma Ei’s work.

And now, our (optional) prompt! Today, I challenge you to write a poem about food. This could be a poem about a particular food, or about your relationship to food in general. Or it could simply be a poem relating an incident that involves food, like David Ignatow’s “The Bagel”. Still not convinced? Perhaps these thirteen food poems will give you some inspiration. Happy writing!

 

98 Responses to Day Six

  1. […] Day Six, Hump Day Poetry – Week […]

  2. […] 55 to the prompt for Day 6, NaPoWriMo […]

  3. Bastet says:

    A lovely prompt – unfortunately I’d already written my haibun, but I’ll be back!

    https://georgiaskoch.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/passing-time-with-cicadas-haibun-april-6-2016/
    Bastet

  4. […] Day 6 of NaPoWriMo brings me to a food poem.  I couldn’t resist a dual meaning to the title as I start with my favorite snack. […]

  5. Gene says:

    I’m often told that my snacks aren’t real food, but I’ll have to disagree (at least in reference to poetry).

    https://genesmusings.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/my-sweet-treasure/

  6. Oh this is a prompt that is going to make me hungry! .. I love that Bagel poem though, first time I have ever read it, thanks for sharing as an amusing boost :)

  7. Kat Shamash says:

    Great prompt! The possibilities are endless!

    My poem about food has to do sweet birthday treats of a traveler I met in India last week.

    http://shamash.typepad.com/shamash/2016/04/she-was-from-moscow.html

  8. […] Prompt: I challenge you to write a poem about food […]

  9. […] NaPoWriMo’s prompt today (write a poem about a certain food) of course made me think instantly of chocolate. And since I love chocolate, what better way to express such an enamorment with it than in a poem? […]

  10. Grace says:

    Oh food, one of my favorite things haha! Of course I had to write about chocolate
    https://pensandcastlesonacloud.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/napowrimo-day6-me-myself-and-chocolate/

  11. […] A food poem for NaPoWriMo Day 6. […]

  12. […] cinquain written for Day 6 of NaPoWriMo and Poetry challenge #25 : […]

  13. […] food related theme for NaPoWriMo Day 6. I’ve chosen to write an anagram poem, using only the letters in my favourite food, the […]

  14. […] for Day 6 NaPoWriMo, using day five’s prompt: Create a poem using words from a seed catalogue. This is from […]

  15. […] had to smile when I saw what the prompt was for today’s NaPoWriMo post, as it is a subject I have written about several times before! Yes, it is good old food, […]

  16. […] response to today’s NaPoWriMo prompt, I wrote about food. There are many foods to choose from for today’s inspiration, but […]

  17. Kristel Rose says:

    There are many foods to choose from for today’s inspiration, but I ended up choosing leftover food as the muse. My decision to write for the leftovers is a hilarious experience at its best. It’s fun imagining how to become a leftover. The embarrassment from rejection, fear of being rotten, and the desperation to be digested led me in this short and silly poem.

    https://kristelrose.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/napowrimo-2016-entry-6-leftovers-plea/

  18. […] (Today’s NaPoWriMo prompts is food, this week’s WP Discover challenge is about memory – I combined them in a bowl and this is the result…) […]

  19. […] NaPoWriMo’s “Food poems prompt” NotaLiteraryJournal’s “List Poem about a Body of Water prompt” Imaginary Garden’s “Compound Words prompt” Mary Carroll-Hackett’s “Rebirth and Wonder prompt” Poetic Asides P-A-D “Ekphrastic prompt” Adele Kenny’s “I am in Need of Music prompt” 30dpc’s “Repeated Themes prompt” Apparatus Mag’s “Yarns Around a Campfire prompt” Poetry School’s “Instagram prompt” Mariah Wilson’s “Acrostic prompt” QuillsEdge Press’ “Meals Made from Memory prompt” Kate Foley’s “Things to Remember prompt” Found Poetry’s “Bonus (Ten) prompts w/ Noah Eli Gordon” The City Quill’s “Pet Sonnet prompt” Dear Poet: Write Me’s “Out of Your Pocket, On Fire at Your Feet prompt” Food52’s “Not Sad Lunch Poem prompt” […]

  20. […] NaPoWriMo Prompt – Today, I challenge you to write a poem about food. This could be a poem about a particular food, or about your relationship to food in general. Or it could simply be a poem relating an incident that involves food, like David Ignatow’s “The Bagel”. Still not convinced? Perhaps these thirteen food poems will give you some inspiration. Happy writing! […]

  21. Looking at the Heirloom plants was lots of fun.

    I call this Organic Love.

    https://atltomgirl.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/organic-love/

  22. […] for Day 6 NaPoWriMo, using day five’s prompt: Create a poem using words from a seed catalogue. This is from […]

  23. […] NaPoWriMo, day 6. You writin’ yet? Why […]

  24. […] Today’s prompt: Food! Such a vast topic… (expect no recipes!) […]

  25. […] I have absolutely no idea where this came from or what it means… I was prompt hunting and stumbled upon Imaginary Garden with Real Toads‘ Get Listed – the compound word edition, which in turn linked me to this set of lists. The challenge was to use at least three compound words in a poem… At first I could not string two words together (hahaha! Compound words… Get it???), but suddenly I got some sort of rhythm in my brain going, and started throwing words together. This is, with a part jibber-jabber and some seriousness, the result. It will also be my entry to the NaPoWriMo 2016 Gods of Day Six. […]

  26. Mar Claudrin says:

    I was struggling with this prompt, then I decided to come at it from a slighly silly angle. So my piece is about the apple stuck in snow white’s throat. Thanks for making me think out of the box :) x

    http://notesfromabinbag.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/the-apple-stuck-in-snow-whites-throat.html

  27. […] From today’s NaPoWriMo prompt on food. […]

  28. […] 6 and the prompt is “food”. Like the imagined cornucopia of yesterday’s hanging gro-bags, the following situation is […]

  29. Lori Gomez says:

    The Saveur article was fantastic! All of those marvelous poems dedicated to food glorious food! Here’s my messy bit of silliness:

    https://ccthinks.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/breaking-the-fast-day-6-of-napowrimo/

  30. […] can find all about NaPoWriMo and the prompts I’m following (sometimes) this month HERE. I chose to do some black-out poetry […]

  31. inktuition says:

    Thank you for this prompt. I thought of all kinds of dishes I could show off with, and instead settled on a sad but small and succulent reflection on the little love my late mother was able to show me. https://inktuition.net/2016/04/06/my-mothers-best-dish/

  32. […] official NaPoWriMo prompt for today is a challenge to “write a poem about food. This could be a poem about a particular food, or […]

  33. […] In response to Daily Post: Street and Napowrimo Day 6. […]

  34. […] is my NaPoWriMo day 6 poem based on the prompt to write about […]

  35. It’s been a crazy day, so no time to write until now. But my lunch meeting gave me the perfect inspiration for the prompt.

    https://lindakruschke.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/take-out-blues/

  36. […] by the prompt for Day Six of NaPoWriMo. I know it is way beyond the classic food poem, but it is very personal for […]

  37. Oloriel says:

    Wonderful prompt, I love food and writing about it, just wish my writing wasn’t so weird :)

    https://olorielmoonshadow.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/szechuan-chicken/

  38. […] we are at Day 6 of NaPoWriMo and the prompt today over at napowrimo.net HQ is all to do with writing about […]

  39. David Ellis says:

    I used the food prompt in a more relaxed and philosophical kind of way to incorporate drink metaphors too :D

    http://toofulltowrite.com/2016/04/06/napowrimo-day-6-nobody-dances-sober-for-long-by-david-ellis/

  40. Here is my Day 6 poem, “I Have A Bone To Pick.” https://theproductpoet.com/day-6-napowrimo/.

    Happy Writing!

  41. […] napowrimo.net prompt for Day 6 of National Poetry Writing Month is to write a poem about food. As a foodie […]

  42. Thomas Tilton says:

    I couldn’t come up with a food poem I liked, so http://viewtoaquill.blogspot.com/2016/04/i-ate-this-poem_6.html

  43. […] NaPoWriMo prompt was to write a poem about food. I had to stretch the topic a bit, but here it applies to a […]

  44. Shari says:

    Writing with third graders today – poetry of course.
    https://islandsofmysoul.com/2016/04/07/poem-triggers/

  45. Katie H says:

    This is my poem for today. It is a spoken word piece, which I have recorded and included on the post as well. Please let me all know what you think!

  46. […] Day 6: Today, I challenge you to write a poem about food. This could be a poem about a particular food, or about your relationship to food in general. Or it could simply be a poem relating an incident that involves food, like David Ignatow’s “The Bagel”. Happy writing! […]

  47. A link a friend sent triggered a group of haiku in a saga-like mood.

    the singer, no sword,
    tells of the blade now fallen
    lying with smashed shield.

    for more:

    http://www.quiltr.com/?p=14079

  48. […] quite about food, which was the NaPoWriMo day 6 prompt, but […]

  49. […] Today I followed this prompt. […]

  50. […] Imaginary Garden with Real Toads (compound words) and NaPoWriMo […]

  51. […] 4/6/16 Description: I’m actually going with NaPoWriMo’s suggested prompt for Day 6! What is the prompt, you ask? Well, to write about […]

  52. […] National Poetry Month NaPoWriMo Day 6 Food […]

  53. […] #NaPoWriMo–Day 6–Prompt: Food […]

  54. My favorite food is breakfast food, so my post today was about my breakfast food: http://leonaslines.com/2016/04/06/breakfast/

  55. J Luukkonen says:

    I’m still in the middle of Lent (Orthodox Christian, so our Easter is much later than most people), and this is what came to mind with today’s prompt.

    “All I Want is a Pizza”
    http://jluukkonenpoetry.tumblr.com/post/142387180337/all-i-want-is-a-pizza

  56. Got caught up in other projects, so I just posted a food-related sestina I wrote last year.

    http://aznseddie.blogspot.com/2016/04/napowrimo-day-6-food-written-on-empty.html

  57. […] ‘featured participant’ mention on napowrimo.net today for the poem I wrote yesterday. Today’s napowrimo.net prompt is to write a food poem. Now this one was a struggle. This is my fifth attempt. My previous […]

  58. Vijaya says:

    Hi,

    I just wrote my poem for today’s Day 6 prompt (it’s past midnight, but I’ll still call it Day 6). Here it is:

    http://magicsurrealist2013.me/2016/04/07/fruit-a-poem-about-mad-desire/

  59. Thanks for the mention/link! Day 5 I just wasn’t fond of the prompt. Day 6, on the other hand, I genuinely struggled with, writing five different poems. I wasn’t really satisfied with any of them (the first was a sequel to my Day 5 poem; the fourth didn’t mention food per se), so the one I posted is the least odious of the bunch:

    https://ordinaryaveragethoughts.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/national-poetry-writing-month-day-6/

  60. […] Day 6 of NaPoWriMo prompt was to write about food.  Remembered the Palmyra tree fruit called taad-fali (in Gujarati), […]

  61. My day 6 was inspired by Joan Bakewell on yesterday’s Jeremy Vine show – it is all about the magic of poetry http://www.vevivos.com/2016/04/06/withal-poetry-day-6-national-poetry-writing-month-napowrimo/

  62. […] NaPoWriMo 2016: Day 6 – Food […]

  63. […] Acrostic for Day 6 of NaPoWriMo. Prompt was food, and now if you’ll excuse me, there’s a sushi and sashimi plate […]

  64. […] I was trying to be clever and combine A-Z Challenge with the NaPoWriMo prompt but I couldn’t quite word this the way I wanted to, however now I am happy with this poem, I […]

  65. Misty says:

    This is late…I had a busy day yesterday, but I’m making up for it today. ;)
    https://poetryponderings.wordpress.com/2016/04/08/day-six-does-she/

  66. Meena Rose says:

    Fig-uratively Speaking

    By: Meena Rose

    She never fig-ured out
    How fig and Newton came to be.

    Perhaps, Sir Isaac visited Babylon
    When joy struck him upon the head.

    Fig-ments of her hyperactive imagination;
    Sweet sticky goodness stuck between her teeth.

    http://2voices1song.com/2016/04/07/aprpad-day-6-an-ekphrastic-foodie/

  67. Claire says:

    Only just realised I should be sharing these in the comments! https://clairevetica.wordpress.com/2016/04/06/food-for-flight/

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